After playing a marathon football game against Lamar that lasted 6 hours and 18 minutes, the number 6 University of Houston footballers take their 2-0 act on the road to Cincinnati for their ESPN televised The American conference opener against the Bearcats.
Yep Cincinnati, the #HTownTakeover is headed your way, and Greg Ward, Jr will be starting this week.
Like UH, the Cincinnati Bearcats are also 2-0 and one of the schools rumored to be in the mix for Big XII expansion. They would be like the Cougars a logical pick to be granted membership because Cincinnati would give West Virginia a Big XII regional rival and travel partner, but would also bring a quality basketball program to the party as well.
But unfortunately, the Big XII hasn’t distinguished themselves in the logical thinking department, so we’ll have to see what happens next month on the expansion front. If I were leading the Big XII I’d be advocating expanding to 14 teams to ensure that if someone bolted for another league I still had the number of teams necessary to have a conference title game.
But right now it’s football season, and the the 2-0 Cougars are on a mission to repeat as The American champs, and make the CFA national championship playoffs as a bonus.
But it all starts here at Nippert Stadium with a Bearcat team that would love to not only ruin those plans, but avenge last year’s 33-30 loss to the Cougars and prove they are also Big XII ready at UH’s expense.
Should be a fun game to watch starting at 6:30 PM CDT